Breast development, early
The beginning of breast development at puberty is known medically as thelarche. It is now a normal event at an earlier age (e.g., age 8) than in the past.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Breast — The milk engorged breast of a pregnant woman …   Wikipedia

  • breast cancer — Malignant tumour in a breast, usually in women after menopause. Risk factors include family history of breast cancer, prolonged menstruation, late first pregnancy (after age 30), obesity, alcohol use, and some benign tumours. Most breast cancers… …   Universalium

  • Breast cancer — Classification and external resources Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a cancerous breast (right). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Breast ironing — is a form of body modification practiced in parts of Cameroon. A pubescent girl s breasts are flattened, usually by the girl s mother, in an attempt to make her less sexually attractive to men. This practice is believed to help prevent rape and… …   Wikipedia

  • Early Roman Christian Cemeteries —     Early Roman Christian Cemeteries     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Early Roman Christian Cemeteries     This article treats briefly of the individual catacomb cemeteries in the vicinity of Rome. For general information on the Roman catacombs, see …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Breast implant — A breast implant is a prosthesis used to enlarge the size of a woman s breasts (known as breast augmentation, breast enlargement, mammoplasty enlargement, augmentation mammoplasty or the common slang term boob job) for cosmetic reasons; to… …   Wikipedia

  • Breast cancer research stamp — The breast cancer research stamp is a semi postal non denominated postage stamp issued by the United States Postal Service priced slightly higher than the standard first class letter rate. The extra cost goes towards breast cancer research. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Risk factors for breast cancer — Risk factors of breast cancer may be divided into preventable and non preventable. Their study belongs in the field of epidemiology. Breast cancer, like other forms of cancer, is considered to result from multiple environmental and hereditary… …   Wikipedia

  • List of breast carcinogenic substances — Breast carcinogenic substances are substances which promote breast cancer chiefly, but not exclusively, in women.Breast carcinogenic substances#Cadmium, a highly persistent heavy metal, has been categorized as a probable human carcinogen by the U …   Wikipedia

  • human development — ▪ biology Introduction  the process of growth and change that takes place between birth and maturity.       Human growth is far from being a simple and uniform process of becoming taller or larger. As a child (child development) gets bigger,… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”